Norfolk with its stunning countryside, wide slowly flowing Broads, breathtaking beaches, and stunning architecture is also on the fast track to being world renowned for its awe inspiring Windmills. Towering above the lush green landscape perched on the edge of rivers, many of these windmills are still open to the public for tours and viewing. It is truly amazing how some of the older mills remain standing, although not without the help of the Norfolk Windmill Trust in many cases. These mills, combined with the rich history and culture of surrounding Norfolk, provide the perfect backdrop for a wonderful holiday either relaxing by the coast or exploring the Broads waterways.
These Mills that have stood the test of time will amaze you with the beauty of the architecture and their sheer power. With the efforts by the Norfolk Windmill Trust and other private owners many of Norfolk's Windmills have been restored to their former glory and can still be viewed fully operational.
Just a selection of the Mills situated along the Norfolk Broads and within the Yarmouth Norfolk area that are worth visiting on your next visit to the area are highlighted below:
Barton Turf Mill under the control of the Norfolk Windmill Trust has been fully restored to its former glory and was once used to drain the wetlands of Horning Marshes to allow cows to feed upon the Marsh.
Hunsett Windmill Drainage Pump is a Norfolk treasure with its red brick construction and stunning location on the River Ant, its no wonder Hunsett Mill has appeared on many a Norfolk picture postcard.
Cley Mill Guest House Holt situated near Cley-next-the-Sea offers guests excellent accomodation in its converted boathouse and stables. Cley Windmill on the River Glaven boasts the most amazing views of the Norfolk coast as well as a clear view right across to Blakeney Point.
The Norfolk Broads and local Rivers of East Anglia are home to some of the most beautiful and well restored Windmills in the country. Many Norfolk Mills are protected by the Windmill Trust or listed as buildings of historical interest and well worth visiting.
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